Brothers In Law

Episodes

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0108Reasonable Doubt1970072819700730
0109With Use Of Bath1970080419700806
0110Without Due Care1970081119700820
0110Without Due Cause1970081119700813

starring Richard Briers in Without Due Care

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Briers

by HENRY CECIL written and adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING starring Without Due Care

Other parts SONIA FRASER

JOHN BRYNING. LESLIE HERITAGE This week's guest star

Jon Pertwee as Ford O'Hara Produced by DAVID HATCH

12.35 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Sonia Fraser

Unknown: John Bryning.

Unknown: Jon Pertwee

Produced By: David Hatch

Roger Thursby: Richard Briers

Henry Blagrove: Richard Waring

Grimes: John Glyn-Jones

Sally Mannering: Ann Davies

Butterworth: Dennis Ramsden

0111Solicitor's Instructions1970081819700827
0112Special Examiner1970082520150416 (BBC7)

Barrister Roger Thursby is sent to Rome to check on a case.

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove and Ann Davies as Sally Mannering.

With guest stars Fenella Fielding as Nina Zoffany and Terence Alexander as Chapfield.

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.

by HENRY CECIL adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING

12: Special Examiner by FRANK MUIR and Denis Norden

RICHARD WARING as Henry Blagrove

Other parts RONALD FORFAR This week's guest stars

(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)

12.55Weather: programmenews

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Frank Muir

Unknown: Denis Norden

Unknown: Richard Waring

Unknown: Henry Blagrove

Unknown: Ronald Forfar

Roger Thursby starring: Richard Briers

Grimes: John Glyn-Jones

Sally Mannering: Ann Davies

The Receptionist: Carol Marsh

the Judge: Gerald Cross

Nina Zoffany: Fenella Fielding

Chapfield: Terence Alexander

0113 LASTCounsel For The Prosecution1970090119700903
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Rookie barrister Roger Thursby confronts a fearsome judge.

Rookie barrister Roger Thursby confronts a fearsome judge. Stars Richard Briers and Andrew Cruickshank. From September 1970.

by HENRY CECIL adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby

Counsel lor the Prosecution by FRANK MUIR and DENIS NORDEN

RICHARD WARING as Henry Blagrove

JOHN GLYN-JONES as Grimes ANN DAVIES as Sally Mannering JEAN ANDERSON as Mrs Thursby JOHN BAKER as Hindmouth Other parts ALAN BARRY

HECTOR ROSS , FREDERICK TREVES This week's guest stars Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Duncannon and Roy Kinnear as Spicer Produced by david MATCH

(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15pm) South West VHF: see Variations, col 5

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Richard Waring

Unknown: Richard Briers

Unknown: Roger Thursby

Unknown: Frank Muir

Unknown: Denis Norden

Unknown: Henry Blagrove

Unknown: John Glyn-Jones

Unknown: Grimes Ann Davies

Unknown: Sally Mannering

Unknown: Jean Anderson

Unknown: Mrs Thursby

Unknown: John Baker

Unknown: Alan Barry

Unknown: Hector Ross

Unknown: Frederick Treves

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Duncannon

Unknown: Roy Kinnear

Produced By: David Match

0201Look It Up1971071320031115 (BBC7)
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Newly qualified lawyer Roger annoys his girlfriend Sally by defending a wife-beater.

Newly qualified lawyer Roger annoys his girlfriend Sally by defending a wife-beater. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1971.

New lawyer Roger Thursby's girlfriend Sally is annoyed when she discovers he's defending a wife-beater.

0202Tell 'em The Tale1971072020040218 (BBC7)
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Lawyer Roger has an appointment with his boss, but worries in case the news is bad.

Lawyer Roger has an appointment with his boss, but worries in case the news is bad. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1971.

Roger has an appointment with his boss, Mr Grimes, but he's anxious that he's about to get the chop.

Roger is still looking for a Brief and becoming increasingly paranoid.

Lawyer Roger's got an appointment with his boss, but he's anxious in case there's bad news.

Starring Richard Briers.

Lawyer Roger's got an appointment with his boss, but worries in case the news is bad.

Stars Richard Briers.

From July 1971.

Lawyer Roger's got an appointment with his boss, but worries in case the news is bad. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1971.

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Lawyer Roger has a bad day at the races, thanks to Joy's uncle. From July 1971.

Lawyer Roger has a bad day at the races, thanks to Joy's uncle. Stars Richard Briers and Terence Alexander. From July 1971.

Roger has a bad day at the races, thanks to Joy's Uncle.

Lawyer Roger has a bad day at the races, thanks to Joy's Uncle.

Stars Richard Briers and Terence Alexander.

From July 1971.

Stars Richard Briers and Terence Alexander. From July 1971.

0204In And Out1971080320040303 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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Lawyer Roger tries to defend a prisoner overly fond of life behind bars.

Lawyer Roger tries to defend a prisoner overly fond of life behind bars. Stars Richard Briers and James Beck. From August 1971.

Prisoner Herbert Newman is in need of a solid defence from Roger Thursby, but does he really want to go free from jail?

Herbert Newman is in need of a solid defence.

Thursby is at hand, but does Newman really want to go free?

Newman is up for release from prison and his gardening has impressed the governor.

Things however do not go smoothly for him.

Lawyer Roger is hired to defend a prisoner who's overly fond of life behind bars.

Starring Richard Briers.

From August 1971.

Stars Richard Briers and James Beck.

0205Polite Notice1971081020040310 (BBC7)
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Parking his car lands bungling barrister Roger in a jam. From August 1971.

Parking his car lands bungling barrister Roger in a jam. Stars Richard Briers and David Jason. From August 1971.

Who would have thought a pub car park would cause so much trouble?

Bumbling barrister Roger stops the car for an intimate moment with Joy and gets embroiled in a convoluted case about a car park.

Richard Briers stars as a dopey barrister.

Parking his car lands bungling barrister Roger in a jam.

From August 1971.

Stars Richard Briers and David Jason.

0206Circling The Square1971081720040317 (BBC7)
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Lawyer Roger Thursby defends an author whose publisher is refusing to print his new book.

Lawyer Roger Thursby defends an author whose publisher refuses to print his new book.

Lawyer Roger Thursby defends an author whose publisher refuses to print his new book. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1971.

0207In Reverse1971082420040324 (BBC7)
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Roger discovers a talent for talking - will it save him from Joy AND Sally?

Roger discovers a talent for talking but will it save him from Joy and Sally?

Lawyer Roger's touting for work, meaning some sweet-talking to both Joy - and Sally.

Starring Richard Briers.

From August 1971.

Stars Richard Briers.

Lawyer Roger's touting for work, meaning some sweet-talking to both Joy and Sally. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1971.

Lawyer Roger is touting for work, which means some sweet-talking to both Joy and Sally.

Lawyer Roger is touting for work, which means some sweet-talking to both Joy and Sally. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1971.

0208But...1971083120040331 (BBC7)
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Today, trouble with toggles and gromits.

Roger gets lost for words in court and all he can say is 'but'.

Juggling his cases and girlfriends, barrister Roger has trouble with toggles and gromits.

With Richard Briers.

From August 1971.

Juggling his cases and girlfriends, barrister Roger has trouble with toggles and gromits. With Richard Briers. From August 1971.

0209Disqualified1971090720040407 (BBC7)
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Bad driving results in a near miss for Roger!

Richard Briers and Peter Jones star in this episode.

Sally is playing it cool in her new job.

Roger isn't impressed - that is until Sally's boss, Peter, offers him more work.

Bad driving results in a near miss for Roger! Richard Briers and Peter Jones star.

From September 1971.

Bad driving results in a near miss for barrister Roger.

Stars Richard Briers and Peter Jones.

Bad driving results in a near miss for barrister Roger. From September 1971.

Bad driving results in a near miss for barrister Roger. Stars Richard Briers and Peter Jones. From September 1971.

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Both of barrister Roger's girlfriends, Sally and Joy, attempt to get him some work.

Both of barrister Roger's girlfriends, Sally and Joy, attempt to get him some work. Stars Richard Briers. From September 1971.

0210One Thousand Four Hundred And Seventy One1971091420040414 (BBC7)
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Both of barrister Roger's girlfriends, Sally and Joy, attempt to get him some work.

0211A Jewel Of A Husband1971092120040421 (BBC7)
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Double trouble for Roger Thursby when he deals with a bigamy case.

With guest stars Barbara Windsor and Frank Thornton.

There's double-trouble for barrister Roger in a bigamy case.

From September 1971.

Stars Richard Briers and Barbara Windsor.

There's double trouble for barrister Roger in a bigamy case. From September 1971.

There's double trouble for barrister Roger in a bigamy case. Stars Richard Briers and Barbara Windsor. From September 1971.

0212Keeping It Warm1971092820040428 (BBC7)
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Will barrister Roger be able to make up with Sally?

Will barrister Roger manage to make up with Sally? Stars Richard Briers and Francis de Wolfe. From September 1971.

Will barrister Roger manage to make up with Sally?

0213 LASTBrief Offer19711005
0301Deaf Aid19720424
0302One Double Or Two Singles19720501
0303Menaces19720508
0304Obstruction19720515
0305Assault19720522
0306Manipulation19720529
0307And So On, Etc19720605
0308Good Husband And Father19720612
0309Faults On Both Sides19720619
0310What Do You Do?19720626
0311Crabtree Disease19720703
0312A Piece Of Cake19720710
0313 LASTAlibi19720717